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Full Name  Angus Robert Charles Fraser
Born  (1965-08-08) 8 August 1965 (age 49)
Birth Place  Billinge Higher End, Wigan, Lancashire, England
Role  Bowler, administrator and commentator
Name  Angus Charles
Relations  Alastair Fraser (brother)
Education  Harrow High School
Nickname  Gus, Gnat
National team   England
Height  6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Batting style  Right-handed
Bowling style  Right arm fast-medium

Angus Fraser (Cricketer)
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 46 42 290 336
Runs scored 388 141 2934 865
Batting average 7.46 12.81 11.19 11.68
100s/50s –/– –/– –/2 –/–
Top score 32 * 92 *
Balls bowled 10876 2392 56281 17112
Wickets 177 47 886 392
Bowling average 27.32 30.04 27.40 26.49
5 wickets in innings 13 36 1
10 wickets in match 2 5
Best bowling 8/53 4/22 8/53 5/32
Catches/stumpings 9/– 5/– 54/– 56/–

Angus Robert Charles Fraser MBE (born 8 August 1965) is currently Middlesex County Cricket Clubs managing director of Cricket, and a former English cricketer and journalist. In February 2014, Fraser was made an England selector.

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Fraser played in forty-six Test matches and forty-two One Day Internationals for England. Cricket commentator Colin Bateman, in typical understatement, commented that Fraser was "a reliable, intelligent and hard-working bowler".

Angus Fraser (Cricketer) in the past

Cricket angus fraser


Life and career


Born in Billinge Higher End, Lancashire, Fraser was educated at the Gayton High School in Harrow, London. Perhaps his finest hour came in the Barbados Test Match of the 1993/94 West Indies tour when Fraser took 8–75 in the first innings to help set up a famous victory, West Indies first defeat at Bridgetown for over half a century. His career-best first-class cricket bowling figures of 8–53 were taken in a Test match and against the same opposition, this time at Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in 1997/98. Despite taking eight wickets in that innings, he was not named Man of the Match which was awarded to Carl Hooper, from the victorious West Indies side.

His ODI highest score of 38 not out was made late in the innings at number 10, which included a massive six off Steve Waugh and almost brought England back from the brink of defeat against Australia during the 1990/91 tour (Australia won by three runs). Another fine moment with the bat was in a last-wicket second-innings stand with Robert Croft to save the Third Test at Old Trafford against South Africa in 1998. He also toured New Zealand representing England. Throughout his career he used a bat nicknamed the "Gussy Hitter", the design of whichs blade was put together by his mother.

Although born in Lancashire, Fraser played all of his county cricket for Middlesex in a first-class career spanning 1984 till 2002; he served as county captain from 2001 until his retirement in 2002. After that, he worked as the cricket correspondent of The Independent newspaper (2002–2009), until his appointment to the newly created role of managing director of Cricket by Middlesex CCC in January 2009. He is a regular contributor to the BBCs Test Match Special and a cricket pundit for Sky Sports.

In the 1996 edition of Wisden, Fraser was one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year.

References

Angus Fraser Wikipedia


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